20013-18 Strategic Plan
COCCs 2013-2018 StrategicPlan
Central Oregon Community College promotes
student success and community enrichment by
providing quality, accessible, lifelong
To achieve student success and community
enrichment, COCC fosters student completion
of academic goals, prepares students for
employment, assists regional employers and
promotes equitable achievement for the
diverse students and communities we serve.
Student Focused in All That We Do Reputation
Open Door Philosophy External Connections
Caliber of Faculty and Staff Internal Connections
Diversity Campus Traditions
Comprehensive Services Work/Life Balance
Themes & StrategicObjectives
Studentswill have the opportunity to be successful because the College has planned andinvested appropriately to ensure sustainability of high quality programs,services and facilities that support student learning and educationalachievement.
IS.1 Expand and refine data,research and assessment systems and infrastructure to
IS.2 Increase meaningfulpartnerships to improve COCCs effectiveness and positive
impactin the region.
IS.3 Develop a scalable approachto assessing student learning at the degree, program and course levels.
IS.4 Strategically pursue fundingoptions, both traditional and alternative, to ensure fiscal sustainability.
IS.5 Further develop and enhanceemployees and operational systems to ensure
institutionalquality and viability.
IS.6 Further develop and enhancefacilities and infrastructure to ensure institutional
quality,viability and environmental sustainability.
IS.7 Support enrollment andsuccess of underrepresented students.
IS.8 Expand access throughout thedistrict with long-term strategies for educational
servicesin underserved geographic areas.
IS.9 Maintain studentaffordability while ensuring efficient and cost effective operations.
Transfer & Articulation
Studentswill have the academic achievement and skills necessary to transfer andarticulate successfully to institutions of higher learning beyond the communitycollege level.
TA.1 Maximize support services,from entrance to transfer, to promote access and
successfor students intending to transfer.
TA.2 Maintain and strengthenstudent opportunities to make progress toward degree
TA.3 Provide students ahigh-quality general education.
Studentsof Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be prepared for
employmentand advanced education through the acquisition of knowledge and skills
necessaryto meet current industry needs.
WD.1 Maximize support services,from entrance to completion, to promote successful
completionof CTE programs.
WD.2 Deliver CTE curriculum thataligns with current industry standards.
WD.3 Maintain and strengthenstudent opportunities in CTE programs for students to
achieveprogram completion and employment in their area of study.
WD.4 Cultivate current and futureindustry partnerships and assist industry partners in
regionaleconomic development and job creation.
WD.5 Students in CTE programswill achieve the sought after credential and when
applicable,continue on to attain career-specific certifications/licensure and/or
Studentswill have academic achievements and basic learning skills necessary toparticipate effectively as engaged community and family members, and employees,and to succeed at the college level.
BS.1 Students who completeEnglish Language Learner (ELL) courses will have the skills to succeed in Adult BasicEducation (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) courses.
BS.2 Students who complete ASElevel courses will have the skills necessary to obtain the GED.
BS.3 Students who complete ASElevel courses will have the skills to succeed in credit
writingand math courses.
BS.4 Students who successfullycomplete developmental writing and/or math courses will succeed in higher-levelcredit writing and math courses appropriate to their
certificateor degree programs.
Participantsin lifelong learning will have access to learning opportunities in the areas of
Enrichment,Professional Development, Technology and Wellness.
LL.1 Broaden lifelong learningopportunities based on assessed industry, community, and campus needs.
LL.2 Increase overall, lifelonglearning participation.
LL.3 Expand options foraccessibility and instructional delivery in Continuing Education.